Peter E. Aust, age 36, of Dixon, Illinois, was arrested on Tuesday, October 25th , in the 200 block of West Everett Street for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance Within 500 Feet of a Nursing Home (2 counts), being Class X Felonies, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 500 Feet of a School, being a Class X Felony, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, being a Class X Felony, Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (3 counts), being Class 1 Felonies, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, being a Class 2 Felony and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (3 counts), being Class 4 Felonies.
The Dixon Police Department began a criminal investigation regarding the sale of suspected cocaine in Dixon back in May of 2022. Through the course of the investigation, the Dixon Police Department identified Aust as the suspect. As a result of the investigation Aust was taken into custody without incident. Aust was processed and taken to the Lee County Law Enforcement Building.
Chief Howell would like to remind citizens to report any suspicious activity to the Dixon Police Department at 288-4411 or to Crimestoppers at 1-888-Caught-U (1- 888-228-4488). Callers do not have to leave their names and are eligible for rewards of up to $1000.00 with information leading to an arrest.
The charges are merely an allegation and all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.